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05.03.2012 | | Posted at 07:49 AM

Vanity Theatre presents staged readings next week

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Born in a province of Czarist Russia, Kadya Molodowsky tutored children in Kiev in the early days after the Bolshevik Revolution. She went on to become a schoolteacher in Warsaw for children who lived in utter poverty. Chance, circumstance and an enviable relationship with the language got her noticed as a poet. By the time she had emigrated to the US in 1935, she had already published a fe...
06.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
It was a pleasant gathering of people in the lobby of the 10th Street Theatre. Hardly a huge crowd, but certainly more than enough of an audience to seem substantial—a very personable introduction for the newly-formed Vanity Theatre Company. People milled about before the show—a staged reading of Giant Days: a drama by Vanity Theatre Co-Founder Erik N. Ebarp. In Tandem/ 10th Street Theatre ...
06.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
In addition to the intimate staging of Hamlet next week, there are a couple of staged readings going on next week. As impatient as I feel about Milwaukee developing a self-sustaining indigenous theatre scene, it’s nice to know that for at least one week in June, no less than two new works written by local playwrights are being read publicly. Next week Saturday, new local theatre group Vanity The...